Student shows dark side for exhibition

Student shows dark side for exhibition

Arts students delved into their dark sides to stage a major exhibition with a haunting theme.

Cleveland College of Art & Design, in Middlesbrough, was approached by Preston Hall Museum, Stockton, to create a gothic horror exhibition of work in its new gallery.

The collection by Year 1 and 2 BTec extended diploma in interactive media students will be on display until the end of the year.

Winning student Mark Nichols, 17, said: “I looked at some gothic art and tried to make it more striking with a shadow watching over the

hall that manifested itself as long tendrils.” Preston Hall exhibition officer Mark Tindle

said: “Students had free rein to wander around the hall and its grounds to soak up the atmosphere and be inspired by its heritage.

“We wanted to get them used to working to a professional client brief and the standard was outstanding.”

College tutor John Stead said: “It has been a great opportunity for all our students to show off their skills. People think interactive media is just games design when it is much broader than that, which this exhibition demonstrates.”